|Chân Mây Port expects to welcome 46 cruise ships with nearly 150,000 international tourists.|
The Chân Mây Port in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế expects to welcome 46 cruise ships with nearly 150,000 international tourists and crew members this year, the Chân Mây Port Company has said.
In the first two months of the year, seven cruise liners docked at the port, bringing 10,021 tourists and crew members to the central province.The chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Nguyễn Văn Cao, said the project upgrade of Chân Mây Port’s Wharf No 1 would be accelerated to ensure safety for ships coming in and out of the port.The project’s key components have been completed, lengthening Wharf No 1 from 300 metres to 360 metres, expanding the turning radius for ships from 400 metres to 570 metres.
Wharf No 1 is now able to accommodate Quantum-class ships of up to 158,000 GT and 360m-long Oasis-class ships of 225,282 GT.
The city will help speed up implementation of the Wharf No 2 at the port, Cao said.-VNS